Bill Also Reinstates PCORI Fees Through 2029

On Dec. 20, 2019, President Trump signed into law a spending bill that repeals the following three taxes and fees under the Affordable Care Act (ACA):

  • The Cadillac tax on high-cost group health coverage, beginning in 2020;
  • The medical device excise tax, beginning in 2020; and
  • The health insurance providers fee, beginning in 2021.

In addition, the bill reinstates Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fees for the 2020-2029 fiscal years (under the ACA, PCORI fees were scheduled to apply to policy or plan years ending on or after Oct. 1, 2012, and before Oct. 1, 2019). As a result, specified health insurance policies and applicable self-insured plans must continue to pay these fees through 2029.

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